When an industry leading soft drink beverage distributor needed to expand its distribution center, their facility manager and mechanical engineers reviewed heating and ventilating options and made an interesting decision. Improving energy efficiency and proper ventilation were important, so they looked at the High Temperature Heating and Ventilation (HTHV) direct gas-fired technology from Cambridge Engineering. The HTHV technology has a proven record of bringing energy savings and improved indoor air quality to large commercial and industrial spaces throughout the U.S. and Canada.
Unlike air rotation units, the more energy efficient HTHV solution allowed them to install a heating solution that would not occupy useable floor space and would reduce energy costs. Instead of taking up valuable floor space the nine Cambridge HTHV units were installed on both the existing facility, as well as the new 300,000 s/f distribution center’s rooftop. Once installed they were able to remove the old air rotation units and regain use of the floor space that they once occupied.
After the first full heating season the energy costs for the existing and new facility remained the same as the prior year. Even though there was no formal study, and they added an additional 300,000 s/f, beverage distribution company felt that the HTHV technology that they installed in their existing location and the new 300,000 s/f expansion was a large contributor to the zero increase in their energy costs for the entire facility.
Because of the energy savings that were realized the company decided to install the Cambridge HTHV technology in another one of their facilities as well. This winter will be that facilities first winter using the technology and they expect to see a reduction in their overall energy costs as well.